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Man locks his wife and son in cage and feeds them dog food for 6 years

By Mason White 9:26 AM September 9, 2015
Eduardo Oviedo 

By: Mahesh Sarin
(Scroll down for video) A man was arrested on a charge of kidnapping after allegedly locking his wife and son in a cage for years, police in Argentina said.

Mar del Plata police said that they have arrested 66-year-old Eduardo Oviedo, after being accused of keeping his wife and son in a cage for six years.

According to the police investigation, Oviedo’s 61-year-old wife is suffering from mental health problems and his 32-year-old son has autism.

Their cage was covered with debris and bags of human waste.

Syringes, ropes and chains were also found in the cage. The police became involved when two of Oviedo’s sons who live nearby, contacted the police.

A judge ordered Oviedo to undergo a psychiatric evaluation.

Oviedo told police that he was just trying to help his son overcome his mental health problems. The wife and son were transported to a hospital, where they are being treated.